If you were a witness to a crime committed on your behalf, what would you do? Suppose someone approached you and told you that the only way to remain safe is to spy on everybody else and to keep secret all the henious things the government does in your name. Bradley Manning is on trial because of revealing all those henious things. Edward Snowden is on the run because of making public the fact that the US government spies on its citizens. I invite you to stand by the values that government betrayed: truth, freedom, the rule of law, and democracy. Not long ago, i wrote that Bradley Manning is the true American hero ( Protected content … ). I wish we all followed his example and supported his cause, as Edward Snowden recently did.